As avid skiers and snowboarders attest, don’t be intimidated by high-speed snow sports! There is no reason to be afraid of such a sport, and there is a level and a slope for everyone, regardless of skill level.Even kids fall in love with skiing and snowboarding, and getting started is much easier than you think. And if you’re still looking for some compelling reasons to give it a try, here are four of the best.
It provides a natural high, regardless of age or gender.
It goes without saying that snow sports are a lot of fun! The excitement you feel when you slide down a slope, the adrenaline rush, and the wonderful feeling of freedom, even if it is fleeting, can stay with you for the rest of your life from your very first ski holiday. For example, many skiers cite the unique thrill of a downhill run as an addictive feeling that keeps them coming back for more.
It broadens your perspective.
Ask anyone who has practised any form of snow sports—skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, or whatever—and they’ll most likely tell you it’s significantly enriched or broadened their outlook on life. An avid skier may even claim that it doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from-skiing or snowboarding will affect your view of the world. For some reason (perhaps the intimacy with nature, the balance between isolation and community, or just the rare vantage point at such a high altitude), winter sports give a feeling that you can only get if you try it yourself.
It makes winter much more attractive.
Many people have become afraid of the winter season because of all the negativity that surrounds it: the unbearable cold, the occasional storm, the snow storm, the cabin fever, all of which don’t sound very appealing! Winter sports activities change that in one fell swoop; there is something so powerful about the freedom of movement and self-expression that such activities make possible. Instead of having to stay indoors for the winter, you begin to wish for the season to come so you can feel the invigorating wind in your hair and powder on your skis again. And, most importantly, they provide a great way to stay active during a season that many spend cooped up within the four walls of their homes.
It is healthy.
Of course, as with any other physical activity, snow sports are an excellent form of exercise that can keep you young, healthy, mentally alert and physically active. Enthusiasts claim that it is, in fact, the most exciting of all activities, simply because there is nothing quite like it. Is there another exercise area that allows you to explore breathtaking mountains, experience a world of fun, and enjoy a great physical workout while you’re at it?
Danielle Hodges is the Marketing Manager for Ski Amis, a specialist ski travel agency and booking service offering linked ski holidays. When it comes to snow sports, Ski Amis can take you to the best destinations, with excellent serviced or self-catering chalets. Call Ski Amis for a luxurious or economical holiday and the best-maintained chalets.